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Scent Name:  Cicuta

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab –  Vampires Don’t Sleep Alone

Scent Description and Notes: “CICUTA
The Cicuta, also called the Rictus, are least likely to be accepted by human society, and are, sadly, also the least likely to be accepted by other vampires in general. Some vampires have a peculiar adverse reaction to the transference of the vampiric pathogen whereby their physical appearance is drastically altered: They lose their hair, their features become elongated, their eyes protrude, and a permanent and irreversible inflammation of their joints causes stiff movement and a clawlike rigidity in the hands and feet. Cicuta minds function as any other vampire’s, but their appearance is so startlingly different that they find it almost impossible to find any acceptance whatsoever among humans or vampires. Usually these afflicted vampires choose to live in isolation, either on secluded estates or literally underground. Occasionally, small groups of Cicutas can be found cohabitating, finding comfort and companionship with those that share their condition. The Cicuta were parodied somewhat in F. W. Murnau’s 1922 film Nosferatu.

Dry, dusty rose petals, candle smoke, frankincense, and saffron.” -BPAL

Oil Color:  A yellowed candle wax color.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). This is a decant from ralenth.  On the back, she has the notes of the scent.  The side features her decanting name while the front has the company acronym, collection, title of scent, and image.  The image is a Nosferatu type vampire in a black cape in a threatening stance against a beige and brown mottled background.

Image from blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Image from blackphoenixalchemylab.com


  • ITI: Drying red rose petals and frankincense. Oh, this is rather nice.
  • Wet: Gorgeous rose petals, musky frankincense, and saffron with a bit of  a heady tone.
  • Dry:  It’s much sweeter now, although the rose is still apparent.  The frankincense now smells like it has been sweetened by honey.

Other Impressions: “It smells nice.  I don’t know why, but it reminds me of something the lady who used to work in my parent’s children’s store used to wear.  It’s somewhat rosey, which is odd because I normally don’t like rose.”